If you’ve been paying attention to the DevOps news lately, one thing is clear: Containers have been a disruptive technology since Docker came to market. And with DockerCon taking place in Seattle, WA this week, expectations are high for announcements and releases not only from Docker but from their partners in the ecosystem.
Along the container storage front, StorageOS is ready to announce a new container storage software that runs on bare metal, virtual machines, or container environments in the cloud and delivers ubiquitous storage to containers and operational processes for that storage, such as back ups and snapshots.
No matter where you’re running Docker, by leveraging StorageOS you have the ability to take advantage of options that can simplify your processes. It integrates with Docker running on top of VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud, so you can quickly provision storage in your running containers and take advantage of a wide array of features presented by the StorageOS platform.
Features include block-level data replication, data encryption both at rest and in motion, and deduplication. However, a large part of the appeal of StorageOS is not in its features but in its simplicity. There are already several storage solutions for containers that will appeal to enterprise organizations that are ready to move their containers into production.
StorageOS puts these features into an easy to install add-on so that after a 15 minute installation and provisioning process, all of your containers running on your laptop or in any development environment have almost immediate access to the underlying storage of the host.
« The industry adoption of containers has been faster than anyone anticipated, which underscores the need for simple-to-use, cost-effective storage that is highly portable across physical, virtual and cloud devices, » said StorageOS CEO and co-founder Chris Brandon. « Starting today, software developers can test our claims about 15-minute deployments and application availability even if a container crashes or there’s an issue with hardware. We believe our approach is a more elegant way for DevOps teams to accelerate production adoption of stateful, container-based applications, while cutting their monthly AWS cloud bills with very little work. »